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Welcome to “Is It Serious?,” a conversational podcast where two top doctors pull back the curtain on the American healthcare system and answer all of your health concerns, one question at a time. Our doctor hosts, Jean Luc Neptune, MD and Mark Lewis, MD, share their medical knowledge in a fun, lighthearted chat while also getting to the root of the “question of the day.”

The doctors discuss a range of topics covering everything from complex health issues to the absurdity of drug commercials and also share healthcare hacks, insider insurance tips, and mean tweets from their social media accounts. JL and Mark are the doctor friends that you always wished that you had and now, you do!

Episodes

May 27, 2022 - 15 MIN

Why? A response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas

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Recording our weekly episode was overshadowed by the emotion that we all felt in response to the senseless shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As parents and citizens, Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. J.L. Neptune grapple with the impossible feelings o.. Read More
Recording our weekly episode was overshadowed by the emotion that we all felt in response to the senseless shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As parents and citizens, Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. J.L. Neptune grapple with the impossible feelings of loss and grief over these young children and their teachers. As physicians, they see this as a public health crisis that must be addressed. Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666.
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May 26, 2022 - 30 MIN

How much Ambien is too much Ambien?

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Getting to the root of sleep struggles might take longer than popping a pill, but good sleep hygiene and bedtime habits are a healthier solution. Relying on Ambien or other sleep medicines for an extended period of time can have long.. Read More
Getting to the root of sleep struggles might take longer than popping a pill, but good sleep hygiene and bedtime habits are a healthier solution. Relying on Ambien or other sleep medicines for an extended period of time can have long-term side effects. JL and Mark talk about sleep and sleep aids; when to use them and when to try an alternative method. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: CDC Sleep guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.html
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May 19, 2022 - 36 MIN

What's the difference between sadness and depression?

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May is mental health awareness month. Everyone deals with moments of sadness but how do you know when it's something deeper? Dr. Jean Luc Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis normalize talking about depression and mental health and offer some .. Read More
May is mental health awareness month. Everyone deals with moments of sadness but how do you know when it's something deeper? Dr. Jean Luc Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis normalize talking about depression and mental health and offer some useful skills and resources for dealing with sadness and depression. Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Show Notes: Help is just a resource away.National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255National Alliance for Mental Illness: 212-392-1362 or naminycmetro.orgSAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Samhsa.govhttps://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression
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May 12, 2022 - 41 MIN

What do medical TV shows get wrong?

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Hospital romances and dramatic defibrillator saves are good for television ratings but they can be cringe worthy for real doctors. JL & Mark have fun debunking medical show myths and misuse of props. The details matter! But don.. Read More
Hospital romances and dramatic defibrillator saves are good for television ratings but they can be cringe worthy for real doctors. JL & Mark have fun debunking medical show myths and misuse of props. The details matter! But don’t look too closely at our logo. Our stethoscope is apparently a dead giveaway that we might be amateurs! (It was the only stethoscope in stock footage in the shape of a question mark. This is how media decisions get made.) Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666.
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May 05, 2022 - 45 MIN

Is there such a thing as a medical error?

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The prosecution of Radonda Vaught, a nurse from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has caused a lot of controversy in the medical world. The American Nurses Association fear that it "sets a dangerous precedent" of "criminalizing t.. Read More
The prosecution of Radonda Vaught, a nurse from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has caused a lot of controversy in the medical world. The American Nurses Association fear that it "sets a dangerous precedent" of "criminalizing the honest reporting of mistakes." Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. JL Neptune discuss the case and its reverberation among medical professionals. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Show Notes: https://www.nursingworld.org/news/news-releases/2022-news-releases/statement-in-response-to-the-conviction-of-nurse-radonda-vaught/ https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking-health/medical-error-not-third-leading-cause-death
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Hosted By:

Mark Lewis

Jean-Luc Neptune